Published: 2018-09-17 14:14
Last Updated: 2018-09-17 16:35
Israeli settlers stormed into Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the armed protection of the Israeli police, Petra News Agency reported on Monday, September 17, 2018.
According to the General Director of the Jerusalem Endowment and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, the settlers raided Al-Aqsa yards, entering from the Magharba gate under the protection of the occupation forces.
Jewish visitation to the compound is permitted, however; non-Muslim worship is prohibited according to an agreement signed between Israel and the Jordanian government after Israel’s illegal occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967.
Despite the agreement with Jordan, the custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israeli authorities regularly allow right-wing Jewish visitors into the compound, despite their relentless efforts to unsettle the status quo.